Pansy Name Meaning & Origin
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Pansy has not been included in the recent rise in popularity of flower names for girls. This is probably due to the use of the word as slang for a homosexual man.
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Pansy is a flower name like Rose or Lily. The name comes from the French word "pensée", meaning "thought", which is also its meaning in the language of flowers. In Shakespeare's play "Hamlet", Ophelia gives flowers to Hamlet and says, "There's pansies; that's for thoughts." The pansy is a symbol of the Kappa Alpha Theta social sorority, and of the city of Osaka, Japan.
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Pansy, pen name of American author Isabella MacDonald Alden
Lady Pansy Lamb (born Margaret Pansy Felicia Pakenham), writer and translator, daughter of the Earl of Longford and wife of Sir Henry Lamb. She was one of the four famous Pakenham sisters: Mary, Pansy, Violet, and Julia. They were central figures in the circle of Bright Young Things of the 1920s.
Pansy Wong, New Zealand politician
Pansy Napangardi, Australian artist
Pansy Ingle Kidd, educator
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Pansy Parkinson, girlfriend of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter book series.
Pansy O'Hara was the original name chosen by Margaret Mitchell for the heroine of her novel, "Gone With the Wind". However, she eventually (and fatefully) changed it to Scarlett O'Hara.
Pansy Gray, character in 1930 Howard Hughes film "Hell's Angels".
Pansy Milbank, character in 1989 film "Michael" starring John Travolta, played by Jean Stapleton.
Pansy Osmond, daughter of dilettante Gilbert Osmond in Edith Wharton's book "Portrait of a Lady" and the subsequent film based on it.
Pansy, character in the "Rose Window" series of children's books by Geraldine Symons about a girl growing up in Edwardian England.
Pansy Division, American rock/punk band.